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Milestone 2: Caring for Populations

Vulnerable Population Assessment

Guidelines and Grading Rubric

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify and assess an aggregate or vulnerable population in your community. You will also describe one community health problem that impacts this group. This problem must be one that a community health nurse could positively impact.

Course Outcomes

This assignment enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:

Assess the health needs of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities using demographic and epidemiological data to identify population health risks. (PO 4)
6. Utilize a systems-based and collaborative approach to address factors that influence the health of a community and population health problems. (PO 2)

Due Date

Submit to the appropriate basket in the Dropboxby 11:59 p.m. MT Sunday of Week 4.

Points:225 points

Directions
Watch the Milestone 2 tutorial (click this link or copy and paste it into your browser):.brainshark.com/devry/Milestone2_2016″>http://www.brainshark.com/devry/Milestone2_2016

This APA paper is expected to be no more than fourpages in length (not including the title page and reference list). Below are the requirements for successful completion of this paper.Please use the categories described below as the first level headings on your paper (note: theintroduction does not carry a heading of “introduction,” instead the title of the paper is repeated and centered at the top of the second page in plain text). APA formatting helps you to format your paper in a professional manner and provides consistent methods for citing your sources within the paper and providing the complete reference on the reference page. See the documents in the APA category in Course Resources for assistance with APA formatting. There is an APA template that you can use to type on and this will help with APA formatting. The Student Success Strategies resource has a great sections on writing scholarly papers and APA formatting (to find resource watch: .brainshark.com/devry/Student_Success_Strategies/zHszgnQAKzBXqbz0″>http://www.brainshark.com/devry/Student_Success_Strategies/zHszgnQAKzBXqbz0)

Based on your community assessment, including your windshield survey and the assessment information from your discussions, identify one aggregate or vulnerable population in your community that faces a community health problem.See units five (5) and six (6) in your Nies and McEwen textfor examples of vulnerable populations and aggregates. Your community must be the area where you live or work.

A. Introduction (one paragraph):The introduction should be interesting and capture the reader’s attention.

· Provide a brief description ofyour community including the city name and state and key features.

· Briefly introduce one aggregate or vulnerable population that you identified in your assessment.

· Discuss the purpose of your paper. The purpose statement of the papershould relate to assessing this vulnerable population in your community.

B. Vulnerable Population Overview (one to two paragraphs):

· Describe oneaggregate or vulnerable group in your community in greater detail.

· Include your observations about this group from the windshield survey.

· Discussevents or trendsthat have affected this vulnerable group such as economic conditions, trends in health related behaviors or disease rates, etc.

C. Strengths, Risk Factors, and/or Barriers(two to three paragraphs):

· Discuss the strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers that impact this vulnerable population’s health.

· Include support from at least one scholarly peer-reviewed journal articlein this discussion. Go to the Chamberlain library at.chamberlain.edu”>http:/library.chamberlain.edu. Search peer reviewed journals to find a scholarly article that discuss the strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable group.Summarize what you learned from thisarticle and cite the source in the text and reference page (Author, year).For this section, you must choose at least onescholarly article from a peer-reviewed journal. The article must be less than 10 years old (less than 5 years is best). You may include and cite your textbook or other scholarly sources as well, but they do not count as the scholarly journal article.

· Please do not include more than two short quotations, at the most. You will need to summarize and analyze the information from the article in your own words.

D. Community Resources (one to two paragraphs):Search your local public health department website, the internet, the local newspaper and/or telephone book for health resources available in your community for this vulnerable group.

· Briefly describe the resources in your community that are available for this group.

· Are these resources adequate?If so, why? If not, discuss gaps in services that you identified.

E. Community Health Problem Diagnosis (one to two paragraphs):

· Based on your assessment and the Healthy People 2020 objectives, identify and discuss one priority community health problem that a community health nurse could positively impact. Examples include an increase in teen pregnancies, prevalence of cancer, high incidence of tobacco use, above average infant mortality etc. The problem must relate to the aggregate or vulnerable population you identified.

· Go to the Healthy People topic areas at.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives”>http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/topics-objectives. Find a topic area that relates to your aggregate or vulnerable population. Click on the topic area and then click on the green “Objectives” tab. Find and state the Healthy People 2020specific numbered objective (not just a goal) that describes your problem (ex. for teen pregnancy, the topic area Family Planning is relevant, click the green objectives tab and you might chooseFP-8.1 “Reduce pregnancies among adolescent females aged 15 to 17 years” (US Department of Health and Human Services: Healthy People 2020, 2016, Objectives: Family Planning, para 8).

F. Summary (one paragraph):

· Summarize important points from the body of your paper including the aggregate or vulnerable group you identified and key factors that you discussed above that affect the health of this group.

· Include a statement about the priority problem you identified.

· End with a concluding statement.

G. Reference Page: The Reference Page should start on a new page (insert a page break).All references should be cited within the body of the paperas (Author, year)and the full referenceshould be includedin APA format on the reference page. A URL link alone is not an adequate reference. See the APA Guidelines in Course Resources for examples of properly formatted references.

Guidelines
· Application: Use Microsoft Word 2010™ or later to create this assignment.

· Scholarly Writing: APA format is required. Review APA documents in the Course Resourcesand use the free resources of SmartThinking for writing tutors

· Use the categories above as APA headings for the sections of your paper.

· Length: This paper is expected to be no more than 4 pages in length (not including the title page and reference list).

· Quotations should be minimal – please paraphrase your sources. A maximum of two short quotations should be used for this paper.

· Submission: Submit your file via the basket in the Dropbox: Caring for Populations: Milestone 2 Vulnerable Population Assessment, by 11:59 p.m.MT Sunday of Week 4.

· Save your paper with your last name in the document title (e.g., “Smith Vulnerable Population Assessment”).

· Late Submission: See the course policy on late submissions.

Best Practices in Preparing the Paper
The following are best practices in preparing this project.

· Use the assessment information that you collected in your windshield survey and weekly discussions to identify the aggregate or vulnerable group of interest.

· Choose onenursing problem specific to your community that this aggregate or vulnerable group faces.

· Find one article about this vulnerable group from the Chamberlain library from a peer reviewed journal.

· Visit the Chamberlain Care Student Success Strategies resource for help with writing a scholarly paper, APA formatting, and library navigation (.brainshark.com/devry/Student_Success_Strategies/zHszgnQAKzBXqbz0″>http://www.brainshark.com/devry/Student_Success_Strategies/zHszgnQAKzBXqbz0).

· Make sure all elements of the paper are addressed and headings for each category are included.

· Review directions thoroughly.

· Cite all sources within the paper as well as on the Reference page.

· Proofread prior to final submission.

· Check for spelling and grammar errors prior to final submission.

· Use the “A” column of the rubric below to ensure that you have included all the needed elements.

· Abide by the CCN academic integrity policy – use the Turnitin Draft Dropbox to ensure that your similarity index is less than 24%, if not, revise and resubmit prior to the deadline.Please review the documents related to TurnItIn in Course Resources.

Grading Criteria
Category

Points

%

Description

Introduction

30

13%

The introduction captures the reader’s attention while introducing the community, identifying an aggregate or vulnerable population in the community, and includes a purpose.

Vulnerable population overview

30

13%

The aggregate or vulnerable population is described with rationale which includes windshield survey observations and discussion of contributing events for choosing this population.

Strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers identified

20

9%

The strengths, risk factors and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable group are described.

Discussion of peer review article

20

9%

A peer reviewed journal article is discussed that clearly relates to factors affecting the health of the vulnerable group.

Community Resources

30

14%

The resources that are available in the community are discussed and adequacy of resources or gaps in services are reviewed..

Problem Diagnosis

30

14%

One priority community health problem is clearly identified and a specific objective from Healthy People 2020 is included.

Summary

20

9%

The key points about the aggregate or vulnerable population are summarized and the community health problem is reiterated.

Presentation

20

9%

The discussion is well organized and logical. The structure is clear and compelling to the reader. Paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas stand out.

Mechanics

25

10%

The writing includes error free grammar and spelling and is written in a logical manner with complete sentences.

Total

225 points

100%

A quality paper will meet or exceed all of the above requirements.

Grading Rubric

Assignment Criteria

A (100%)

Exceptional

Outstanding or highest level of performance

B (88%)

Exceeds

Very good or high level of performance

C (80%)

Meets

Competent or satisfactory level of performance

NI (38%)

Needs Improvement

Poor or failing level of performance

F (0%)

Developing

Unsatisfactory level of performance

Introduction

30 points

The introduction

-catches the reader’s attention,

-introduces your community

-identifies the aggregate or vulnerable population and

-includes a purpose.

30 points ?

The introduction is missing one of the elements listed in the “A” column.

26 points ?

The introduction is missing two elements listed in “A” column.

24 points ?

The introduction is missing three elements listed in “A” column.

11 points ?

No introduction is present.

0 points ?

Vulnerable population overview

30 points

The aggregate or vulnerable population overview includes:

-population description

-windshield survey observations and

-discussion of contributing events for this population.

30 points ?

All elements in “A” column included but discussion of one or more items lacks detail.

26 points ?

The aggregate or vulnerable population

description is missing one elements in “A” column.

24 points ?

The aggregate or vulnerable population description is missing two elements in “A” column.

11 points ?

The aggregate or vulnerable population description is missing all three elements in “A” column

0 points ?

Strengths, risk factors, and/or barriers identified

20 points

Detailed description of the strengths, risk factors and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable group.

20 points ?

Adequate description is provided of the strengths, risk factors and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable group.

18 points ?

Brief description of the strengths, risk factors and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable group.

16 points ?

Minimal description of the strengths, risk factors and/or barriers faced by this vulnerable group.

8 points ?

No description of the strengths, risk factors and barriers faced by this vulnerable group.

0 points ?

Discussion of peer review article

20 points

One peer reviewed journal article is discussed adequately and clearly relates to factors affecting the health of the vulnerable group.

20 points ?

One relevant peer reviewed article is discussed briefly, or is slightly off topic.

18 points ?

One article or source is discussed but it is not peer-reviewed article or does not clearly relate to the vulnerable group.

16 points ?

One source is discussed but it is not peer reviewed and article has little to no relevance to the vulnerable group.

8 points ?

No source is discussed.

0 points ?

Community Resources

30 points

Thoroughly describes resources available in community and adequacy or gaps in services.

30 points ?

Satisfactorily describes resources available in community and adequacy or gaps in services.

26 points ?

The resources available in the community are described butadequacy or gaps in service are not described.

24 points ?

No discussion of specific community resources butadequacy or gaps in service are described.

11 points ?

No discussion of community resources oradequacy or gaps.

0 points ?

Problem Diagnosis

30 points

One prioritycommunity health problem is discussed in detail and a relevant Healthy People (HP) 2020 specific objective is included.

30 points ?

One priority community health problem is discussed adequately andHP 2020 objective is included

26 points ?

A community problem is identified and is related to Healthy People 2020 content but not a specific objective.

24 points ?

A problem is identified that is not relevant to the assessment, or Healthy People 2020 content is not included.

11 points ?

No discussion of the problem or HP 2020.

0 points ?

Summary

20 points

The summary includes all of the key points about the vulnerable population and the community health problem is reiterated.

20 points ?

The summary includes most of the key points about the vulnerable population and community health is problem reiterated.

18 points ?

The summary includes some key points about the vulnerable population, butthe community health problem is not mentioned.

16 points ?

The summary minimally addresses the key points about the vulnerable population, and the community health problem is not mentioned.

8 points ?

The summary is missing.

0 points ?

Presentation

20 points

The paper is well organized and logical. The structure is clear and compelling to the reader; section headings are present, paragraphs are linked together logically, and main ideas stand out.

20 points ?

The paper is missing one organizational elements in column “A”. There are some minor organizational concerns.

18 points ?

The paper is missing two organizational elements in column “A”. The organization is somewhat disorderly.

16 points ?

The paper is missing three organizational elements from column

“A”, and it is disorganized.

8 points ?

The paper is disorganized and is difficult to understand.

0 points ?

Mechanics

25 points

Excellentmechanics and APA formatting with minimal errors of the following:

– correct grammar and spelling using complete sentences

-all sources cited in the text

-all references listed on the reference page using basics of APA format

-title page in general APA format

-headings present and follow APA format

-12-point font, double spaced, 1 inch margins, paragraphs indented

-no more than two short quotations.

-length 4 pages or less

25 points ?

Good mechanics and formatting considering the elements listed in column “A”.

22 points ?

Fair mechanics and formatting considering the elements listed in column “A”.

20 points ?

Poor mechanics and formatting considering the elements listed in column. “A”.

10 points ?

Very poor mechanics and formatting such that paper is difficult to read.

0 points?

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